How to Chop Onions

 Stop the tears when you're slicing and dicing.

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Light a candle before slicing or chopping them. Barry Swanson, PH.D., a professor of Food Science at Washington State University, explains that the heat from the flame burns off some of the noxious fumes and carries the rest away from your work-space, taking the sting out of the normally tearful task.
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